Two realtors drown as car falls into Bawana canal

Two property dealers from Sonepat drowned late on Wednesday night after their car veered out of control and plunged into the Dariyapur Canal in Bawana,Outer Delhi.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:August 20, 2010 2:13 am

Two property dealers from Sonepat drowned late on Wednesday night after their car veered out of control and plunged into the Dariyapur Canal in Bawana,Outer Delhi.

The accident occurred close to the spot where a woman and her four-year-old daughter had drowned after their car fell into the canal on August 1.

Jai Singh Dahiya (38) of Sonepat and his friend Rakesh Dahiya (35) of Nilothi village in Bahadurgarh were returning home from Rohini in a Swift Dzire around 11.45 pm on Wednesday when the car swerved and plunged into the 10-foot-deep canal.

“There are no lights on the two-way road. The headlights of vehicle coming from the opposite side might have blinded the driver,” said a senior police officer.

The car was noticed by locals only on Thursday morning. Divers from the fire department found two bodies inside the car. Police officials are now waiting for the post mortem report to ascertain if the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

DCP (Outer District) Chhaya Sharma said,“The road is dark and cars move at a very high speed here as the speed-breakers are not that effective. Such incidents are common here as the road is close to the canal.” A senior official said,“This particular stretch is dangerous. The civic authorities need to put a wall along the canal and increase the width of the road.”

Meanwhile,the families of the deceased have been informed.

FATAL STRETCH
* The road runs along the canal for almost 4 km with no streetlights.
* Motorists usually speed up on the stretch as the speed-breakers are not effective.
* Headlights of vehicles coming from the opposite direction often blind drivers,making it difficult for them to judge the distance between the road and the canal.
* Bushes around the canal also reduce visibility.
* There is no wall to prevent vehicles from falling into the canal.

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